The mission of University of Washington Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates the following: Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center – Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Pharmacy team provides extensive pharmaceutical care to inpatient and ambulatory patients. In addition to direct care, pharmacists participate in drug therapy consults, conduct clinical research protocols, provide patient/family/staff education, and precept pharmacy students and residents. SCCA combines the adult and pediatric oncology patient care services of three world-renowned cancer care institutions: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine.
SCCA has an outstanding opportunity for a INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG SERVICE PHARMACIST LEAD (PHARMACIST 4) (FULL-TIME, DAY SHIFTS). The Investigational Drug Service (IDS) Pharmacist Lead is responsible for providing direction and leadership to IDS pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy interns who provide pharmaceutical care to patients at the SCCA. The IDS Pharmacist Lead will lead the development and maintenance of safe, timely, efficient, equitable, effective, and patient-centered pharmacy patient care and research services.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Perform the duties of a Pharmacist 3. • Maintain an active pharmacy practice in IDS. • Manage and lead the provision of safe, timely, efficient, equitable, effective, and patient-centered pharmacy patient care services. • Oversee production of all IDS services at SCCA including startup, distribution, monitoring and close-out activities – provide visibility to production metrics to team and pharmacy leadership. • Direct the work of pharmacy staff including pharmacists, interns, residents, and pharmacy technicians. Coordinate the scheduling of pharmacists. • Develop programs to evaluate and improve the clinical skills of pharmacists related to monitoring drug therapy, guidelines and policies, patient teaching effectiveness, and other core areas. • Actively resolve issues identified with daily operations and work with other departments to solve service-related issues when identified. • Prioritize multiple tasks and projects to ensure timely completion. Delegate and assign work commensurate with knowledge skill, experience, and ensures the work is performed appropriately. • In conjunction with IDS manager, serve as main day-to-day IDS pharmacy liaison on research-related committees and workgroups. • In conjunction with IDS manager, coordinate new employee orientation/training and facilitate pharmacy staff development. • Assist in developing training materials for staff. • In conjunction with IDS manager, develop, review, and update policies and procedures for the assigned area. • Support development of auditing procedures focusing on monitoring for adherence to procedures and promoting team standardization of processes. • In conjunction with IDS manager, provide evaluations and feedback on technicians, pharmacists, interns, and residents. • In conjunction with IDS manager, coordinate the documentation and reporting of program activities and quality assurance for regulatory and accreditation agencies (Joint Commission, Department of Health, Pharmacy Commission, and FDA). • Stay knowledgeable of current clinical issues, industry practice standards, and accreditation standards and incorporates them into daily practice. • Assist in developing safe medication practices to prevent errors. • Organize and facilitate routinely scheduled pharmacist meetings while supporting and encouraging the participation of the IDS Pharmacist team. • Perform related duties as required. • Work as an IDS Pharmacist in dispensing or start up activities as scheduled.
DESIRED: Completion of ASHP-accredited PGY2 Oncology or Investigational Drug Service Residency program or advanced degree desired
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.